Sunday, March 17, 2013

Budgie of the Month: Buddy Lee

Photo © saudiak on tumblr

Long overdue post! This story was submitted on Me & My Budgie, by Lori Tomlinson. These stories just make me so happy, it proves that people really care about budgies.

For our one-year wedding anniversary, my husband and I decided to take a road trip to an Indian Casino about and hour and a half from our house. When we first arrived into town, my husband asked me to pull over so he could get a soda. I pulled into a fast-food drive thru, but my husband wanted bottled soda, not fountain (picky, picky!). So as I waited in the drive-thru line, he got out to run to the gas station next door. A few seconds later, he was tapping at the car window. I looked out and saw him pointing toward his shoulder. The cutest little bright green budgie had landed there! 

I got through the drive-thru line, and jumped out of the car. The bird had followed my husband around to the other side of the building. I asked the restaurant employees if they knew anything about the poor little bird, and no one did. Having no experience with birds, but being the sucker for animals that I am, I convinced my husband to help me capture the little guy and go in search of a pet store. Of course, there were none in the area, so the three of us headed for home. 

Over the past few months, Buddy Lee -- Bird of Adventure, has made himself at home. Having read as much as I could get my hands on about caring for budgies, I learned that they are happier in groups. So, I recently acquired a little brother for Buddy, named Dingo. I absolutely love having them around, though my two jealous cats resent having to share my attention with them. We have established a "rotate-the-pets-schedule" in our home -- when the birds have free-flying time, the cats spend the evening on the porch. 

My husband and I never did make it to the casino that day. But Buddy Lee (and his new little brother) have turned out to be a million times more fun that a slot machine!


  1. What a great story! Another reminder that your blog is a pure ray of sunshine in my life :)

  2. I've been meaning to ask you... Have you seen this kind of coloring on a Budgie? It's not my bird, but I saw it and it was interesting!

    1. Hello,

      I haven't seen one of these myself but I think it might be a cinnamon budgie. The cinnamon mutation causes the normally black markings to turn brown. Very pretty!

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  8. Your budgie looks exactly like my budgie. I love ur story

  9. Your budgie looks exactly like my budgie. I love ur story

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  11. cute budgie,must be nice having him huh? uwu